Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Wayne County man in relation to a July assault and maiming case.
A warrant for arrest for felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and malicious maiming was issued for Mauro Miguel Zunun, 30, of Wayne County, said Sgt. Ron Coulter, with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
According the warrant, Zunun “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did with malice put out an eye of Nelfo Gonzalez Lopez,” on July 14. Zunun assaulted Lopez with a glass beer bottle, which resulted in a permanent injury of one of Lopez’s eyes, the warrant reads.
Judges and magistrates issue warrants for arrests when probable cause is presented, Coulter said.
“If I, as a citizen, feel like I’ve been wronged, had a crime against me, an assault or something, and I go and present my case to a magistrate,” Coulter said. “If probable cause exists, then the magistrate can issue a warrant for that other person’s arrest.”
Warrants for arrest and order for arrest were issued for two other individuals, Coulter said.
A warrant for arrest for assault on a female and six orders for arrest for child support were issued for John Henry Bell III, 30, of Wayne County.
An order for arrest for failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine was issued for Randolph Scott Williams Jr., 30, of Wayne County.
Judges issue orders for arrests when people fail to appear in court or pay court fines by a specified time set by the court, Coulter said.
“Failure to abide by a judgment by a court, let’s say you were supposed to pay $100 to a court by a certain time and you did not, then the judge will issue an order for an arrest,” Coulter said.
“You did not do what you were ordered to do.”
Anyone with information regarding the location of Bell, Williams and Zunun should contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad at 919-731-1661 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.
Anyone with information about these crimes or individuals should call or text Crime Stoppers, or submit a tip at p3tips.com. Callers remain anonymous and information leading to felony arrests receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.